Solved how can i fix logon process error? 5:(/

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv7-3165dx 1...
September 27, 2014 at 17:44:05
Specs: Windows Vista version 6.0 64 bit
How do I fix "logon process initialization failure" when turning on my pc? I have tried everything using the f8 key. It was working fine even though I was skipping the ckdisc option upon startup. It wouldn't do the discck anyway because it was giving me an error about not being able to read the master file anyway. I did get it to run through stages 1-3 earlier and now it won't even do that. It has said I have a corrupt file in the past but has been working fine for a long time this way. Now it says the disc is clean. I have had this pc since 7/11 and since Windows no longer supports this version I have not been able to download any free updates. The sound portion died awhile back and I can no longer use my printer. I have been still able to use it for basic stuff like email, paying bills, and the same games I have been playing for over 6months now. Is there any hope for me that will not cost.more than its worth...or better yet free? I am currently using a free kindle to communicate with people. Please help me!

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September 28, 2014 at 00:02:25
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Sounds like you have been having hard disk problems for a while and it has now deteriorated to the state where the system won't run. If the hard disk is physically damaged you will need to replace it. In any case, I think it is time to wipe the disk, reinstall the OS and applications, and restore your data from your backups.

It's not a bad idea to do a clean install of Windows, particularly the older versions, every now and then. Any reason why you are running Server 2003 rather than a version of Windows designed for a laptop?


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September 30, 2014 at 08:13:15
Thanks so much for your reply. As this laptop was given to me, all I know is that it was purchased New and did not come with anything. Since the previous owner is deceased (his wife hated it because it was too slow) I acquired this pc through my sister who was doing the wife's taxes and knew I. Wanted one but could not afford New. I call it my miracle pc because it has lasted this long despite the several hiccups I have had with it. My IPS comes with Norton so they had been able to resolve most of the hiccups then it got to the point where they said some things had to be updated. I tried calling Microsoft and the cost of what they told me was not worth it. I am thinking of taking it some place local, explaining what the problem is and then make a decision. At least now, thanks to your analysis, I have a starting point. Thank you so very much!!!


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